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"The Cameraman" is a classic romantic comedy. This film illustrates the work and contributions of Marceline day, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
"The Cameraman" was the first film of Buster Keaton after he signed a contract with MGM, and before the studio was able to stifle his unique creativity and effectively grind his career to a halt. In this film Buster Keaton is still at the top of his form and he creates a string of breathtaking gags, which are masterfully connected with a nice story and a beautiful romance with the outstanding silent movie star Marceline Day.
"The Cameraman" has it all: comedy, drama, a roller-coaster of viewer emotions, heartbreak and triumph. Marceline Day shines brightly and sweetly in the role of Sally; she is unbelievably touching in constantly encouraging and rooting for this awkward fellow, just out of a good heart, even before the romance takes shape. In the whole film there is only one little kiss from Marceline Day’s lips to Buster Keaton’s cheek, but this is plenty to melt all romantic hearts. These two masters of pantomime could say it all with their eyes, and say it in a way that world audiences could perfectly understand and appreciate 85 years ago, as they do today. "The Cameraman" was the peak of both Buster Keaton’s and Marceline Day’s careers. Marceline Day's wonderful interpretation of her role is one of the reasons why this film is so universally acclaimed both by the critics and by the public. "The Cameraman" has an outstanding ranking of 8.3 in IMDB. Amateur reviewers from the site Mythical Monkey have described Marceline Day's performance in this film as worthy of an Oscar. Ironically, after destroying Buster Keaton’s career and almost destroying his life, MGM used the film to teach comedians for generations. "The Cameraman" was added to the National Film Registry in 2005 as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". This is one film for the ages. Buster Keaton’s name and legacy were revived in the 60ies and he has received full public recognition for his silent masterpieces. Marceline Day, on the contrary, has not been given any award from the film industry establishment and her legacy as an illustrious silent movie star has been largely forgotten, until now. It is the responsibility of all silent film lovers to fight and bring her name and outstanding contributions back from oblivion.
Directed by Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton Produced by Buster Keaton, Lawrence Weingarten Written by Story: Clyde Bruckman, Lew Lipton Titles: Joseph Farnham Starring Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin Cinematography Reggie Lanning, Elgin Lessley Editing by Hugh Wynn Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release date September 22, 1928 Running time 75 minutes Country United States Language Silent film, English intertitles
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Reviewer:Robert B. Livingston
May 8, 2014 Subject:
At Mad Magazine there was a saying that "monkeys are always funny."
The monkey in this film certainly is.
Despite its age, this is a delightful and fresh film. It is surely one of the most original and best films ever made.
Full of twists and surprises, it has one of the best endings too!
May 4, 2014 Subject:
Simply Superb and Unsurpassed!
"The Cameraman" is an outstanding classic romantic comedy. It has so many hilarious moments that if you don't laugh your guts out, there is something wrong with you. But it is much more than just a comedy: "The Cameraman" stands out among all Buster Keaton films with its beautiful romantic story. Marceline Day's outstanding performance makes the film sweet, touching and glorious. In "The Cameraman" Buster Keaton and Marceline Day are at the top of their game both as individual characters and as a couple. Five stars do not give enough credit to this immortal piece of art.